October 13, 2021

VB Parks & Rec Fall Events Are Back!

New concerts and Treetopia at Mount Trashmore added to line-up

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation has a fall schedule of events to keep you and the family active and entertained as the leaves continue to change. Live music, tree planting, Halloween fun, and craft shows mean we're loving this season and inviting you to join in the fun!

Mount Trashmore Concerts
Jesse Chong Band | Friday, October 15 | Mount Trashmore Park | 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
10Spot | Saturday, October 30 | Mount Trashmore Park | 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
FREE live music, plus food trucks and good times! Alcohol will be available for purchase, benefiting local charities.

Unity Week | October 17-23
Virginia Beach is celebrating a week-long focus on inclusion, kindness, and acceptance of others. Show your support with our action-oriented initiatives — identify your pronouns, wear orange, attend a panel discussion, and more. We're presenting in-person and virtual programs including a Unity Line Dance Party, conversations about pandemic-related inequities, racism and injustice, and other activities to empower you to become an advocate for change and unity.

Ghoula Palooza | October 23 | 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Great Neck Recreation Center
Get your costumes ready because it's going to get spooky when we light the cauldrons and the witches, ghosts, and ghouls come out to play! There will be freakishly fantastic music to dance to with loads of frighteningly fun activities to do. Free and open to the public with advance registration.

Santa's Stocking Old Fashioned Craft Bazaar
Princess Anne Recreation Center | November 6 & 7
Kempsville Recreation Center | November 20 & 21
Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
An annual holiday tradition that's now in its 43rd year, this event features over 100 different craft vendors each weekend. Crafters will be selling unique handmade items, everything from stocking stuffers to fine works of art. Visit our website for information about free visits with Santa. Vendor applications are still being accepted for the weekend of November 6-7.

Treetopia | November 6 | Mount Trashmore Park | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Did you know that fall is the ideal time to plant trees in Hampton Roads? Join us for this NEW special event in collaboration with our friends at Lynnhaven River Now. Treetopia is a celebration to promote the importance of planting native trees and will include tree sapling giveaways, educational exhibitions and demos, a climbing wall, children's activities, music, and food trucks!

There is even more Parks & Rec fall fun to discover including loads of free and inexpensive activities for all ages happening in our community recreation centers. Visit VBgov.com/RecEvents for complete listings including pumpkin painting, an indoor campout, basketball challenges, and much more.

About Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation

Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation strives to promote healthy lifestyles and protect the City's coastal environment, as well as to ensure all residents – regardless of their physical, social, and economic circumstances – can access Parks & Recreation programs. The department's vision is to be the national leader in providing enriching and memorable lifelong experiences. Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation is accredited by CAPRA, the certifying agency of the National Recreation and Park Association. For more information, visit VBgov.com/parks or call (757) 385-1100 (TTY: 757-711 Virginia Relay). Sign up for Parks & Rec email newsletters at VBgov.com/eNews. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/VBparksrec.

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